2020 Resort Added Value
Honeymoon: Late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on availability), and $35 spa credit per couple (restrictions apply).
Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay Free when sharing room with two paying adults (valid 5/1-12/23/20).
This beachfront resort was newly refurbished in 2010 and lies on a seemingly endless white beach next to Riu Palace Macao and the Caribbean Sea. The Moroccan-style architecture, with mosaic domes, archways, and white columns with fanned palm trees, adds glamour and distinction. A magnificent pool with a swim-up bar shaded by another dome faces the turquoise sea.
Riu Bambu is the perfect place for families; the kids' pool features a special water play area! RiuLand Mini-Club provides activities for kids ages 4-12. Adults will enjoy the casino and free entrance to the disco. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).
Adults also have their own entertainment activities throughout the day. Water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, and body boarding are included! One introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool is also included. Every evening, enjoy live music and shows.
Your palate will be delighted with the many dining options available. Guests can partake in Asian, Italian, International buffet, and Grill Steakhouse cuisine. Delicious snacks are available 24-hours a day as well as unlimited drinks. Each room comes equipped with a fully stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser!
LocationPunta Cana - Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policies - Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating2076 reviews
Amazing holiday again
This is our second visit and not the last for sure. Staff is so friendly and attentive! Rooms always clean and we lovely decorations. Entertainment was really good. All of the staff work really hard and they are always with a smile in their faces. We will definetely come back!
Great Beach & Waterpark
Food and rooms are good, the sand and swimming on beach is the best. Pools are awesome and big. The whole layout is perfect. Lots to do. The waterpark is good for adults and kids. The whole place is. Bar in rooms! Adult only parties, Check out the neon party and the white party!
Just come back from the RIU BAMBU as a girls friends holiday. Couldn’t fault the hotel, clean, food was good, plenty of sun beds, right on the beach, free scuba in the pools, bar staff were great and restaurant staff, plenty of pools, nothing was too much trouble for reception!! David and his entertainment team made our holiday especially... alex, Ajay, mini, Pablo, Carlos, Salomon, Sammy, Leo and sexytwin! (Officer alex & Hannah Montana) Credit should go to David and his team! Have recommended to friends and family and looking to come back next year!
Good family vacation that will repeat.
Beach or pools are very close to your room. Several restaurants to choose from on "first come, first serve" basis for dinner and a complete buffet to please your meat or vegan diet. Still not perfect, but I guess you can go to their higher class hotels if you are more demanding. Some of their staff are more customer oriented than others, but it is up to you to let a little incident ruin your vacation. Recognition of good customer care to Felicia and Smith at the front desk that made possible a great stay.
Certainly NOT a 5-star hotel
Rooms seem to have been updated but very basic with very cheap finishes, workmanship left much to be desired ("overflowing" grout, cracked tiles, huge hole in the wall where a hair drier was hung, chipped paint on window frames, rusty metal, dirty drapes, etc.) Prison-like dark hallways in the villas. Nice grounds but garbage cans overflowing, the ones at our villa hadn't been emptied in two days. A good selection of food but most of the cooked food barely warm. Serving utensils "buried" in the food (no plates to put them on provided) No basics such as an umbrella (commonly provided in a hotel room), no shampoo, conditioner or body lotion in the bathroom. Very mixed service. Most waiters quite efficient, some friendly, some lacking basic customer service skills, most likely because of lack of training. Next to none entertainment. Overall, we got our money's worth but the industry should be regulated. We have been to a 3 and a half star hotels that were much better than the presumably 5-star Riu Bambu. Don't mislead people. It's a major case of false advertising.
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319